My sister-in-law, Tricia, and I share a fond affection for macaroons. And ice cream. And oreos. And a whole list of other fabulous sweet treats. So this “Sweetest Thing” chocolate themed baby shower was right up her alley (and I don’t know if I’ve ever had so much fun putting together a shower menu, except maybe for Piper Jane’s sprinkle party).
MENUFudge, chocolate covered pretzels, Reeses, KitKats, mini Hershey’s bars, macaroons (three kinds- double chocolate, red velvet and traditional macaroons), chocolate donut holes, chocolate chip cookies, oreos (and chocolate dipped oreos), chocolate cupcakes, chocolate wafers, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate saltine toffee bars.
HOT COCOA BAR
The decor for this shower can pretty much be summed up in two words- twinkle lights. Aside from the Christmas-light backdrop for the hot cocoa bar, there were strings of lights in luminary jars, twinkle lights woven throughout the cakestands on the treat table, and lights strung around the room.
I also hung a brown tassel garland (inspired by this one at Prudent Baby, and made the same way) above the dessert table…
We played a “Who Knows Them Best?” questionaire game where guests tried to match Adam and Tricia’s answers on several baby-related questions (Does Adam/Tricia think the baby is a boy or girl? What are their top baby name choices? etc). I am probably partial, because the dad-to-be is my little brother, but I loved trying to predict their answers for all of these questions (and then hearing what they said)!
I also took a page from Lullaby Lubbock’s party favorites (those girls always have a guessing jar at their fabulous parties!) and a did a “Guess How Many Oreos” Jar. 105 was the answer in case you are terrible at spacial reasoning like me (both Brooke AND Katie guessed 105- can you believe that?!).
We set out little bakery boxes for guests to fill with chocolate treats on their way out the door. A stack of Oreos fit snugly inside (though, we had so much extra chocolate that I ended up ‘encouraging’ guests to take far more than a few Oreos and packed up to-go plates for everyone that would let me).
Love this mama to be (and my little niece/nephew) more than I can express- how exciting to be able to put together a shower for Tricia (also, can. not. believe she is 31 weeks pregnant and still so adorable-y tiny). I am over the moon excited to meet their “Sweetest Thing” in January!